Certified Medical Assistant with 1+ years work in fast-paced environment handling confidential paperwork, administering medications/immunizations and providing quality patient care. I have been trained in family medicine, internal medicine, and urgent care settings. I have little training in general surgery but feel most comfortable with following the motto of; see one, do one, teach one.
I am also a Hospital Corpsman in the USNR for over 1.5 years and partake in everything stated above, as well as charting in paper medical records. Through school I even learned how to place IVs and insert Foley catheters. However, it is out of my scope of practice to do such as an MA.
BLS certified, expiration date 01/2014 .
MA certified, expiration date 02/2014.
Food handlers card, expiration date 04/29/14.
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As a Hospital Corpsman, I am to execute standard patient care, phlebotomy, medicine administration, medical documentation, physical health evaluations, and basic counseling on dental, nutrition, occupational hazards and other high risk factors/behaviors for the provider. We also conduct eye charts and provide counseling on where to go and who to see for this. I completed my EMT/RN/HM "A" School back in April, 2012. Since then I have been advanced to HM3 Olafson (E4) after taking the exam in Aug 2012 and just recently was up for E5, however didn't make it this time on the first attempt. I have also become a Team leader for team #3, which consists of 9 personnel including myself. Aside from the above duties of a HM, as a team lead it also my responsibility to make sure that each one of my team members effectively demonstrates proper use of the chain of command by going through me first. And lastly as I had mentioned, my team (including myself) have to be 100% compliant with all medical/dental/training obligations and requirements each drill so that we may be accessible by the big NAVY when they need us to mobilize. At the end of drill, I report to my LPO and supervisor HM2 Savage. Thank you
The duties of a Medical Assistant include: Phlebotomy, Administering Immunizations and/or Medications, all POCT (point of care test) orders with appropriate documentation. Relaying information from the provider to the patient and vise versa. We also help with the application of orthopedics such as fitting a patient with a "boot" or "Left Hand thumb Spica", etc. With Providence I have learned the efficiency and production speed of rooming patients, running tests/labs, answering phone calls, speaking with Pharmacies, setting up referrals--then giving patient appropriate information to call and schedule their appointment with specialist. Aside from taking a 30 minute unpaid lunch break, whenever there is a moment in my day that's free, I take every opportunity I can to help out. I am very proficient with EPIC systems and could make my way around Centricity if need be. I have been trained to schedule appointments and check for upcoming availability for our providers. Another task that we make sure as MA to do is "charge capture" --Keeping a log electronically of the materials used that day on that pt so that we can be reimbursed for more supplies. Documentation is very important with Providence as well because if it wasn't documented, then it never happened. Thanks for reading about this experience. Have a great day. -Respectfully, Damon
At the Giggling Child Care in Everett I was the school age teacher, breaker, and a float. What this means is that I was mainly in charge of supervising, leading by example, and being a good friend to any and all children ages 6-12 y/o that would go into the school age room. By example I would demonstrate how to set the table, clean up after myself, help each other with homework, remain quiet and respectful during rest time, and lead games/projects with them both inside and outside the classroom. My breaker position means; A staff member who allows other teachers to go on their lunch or 10minutes break while I fill in their spot in class. The float position was a new position at the time where a staff member is really flexible and goes anywhere, any class, as needed. Whether that be for a break, curriculum time for that other teacher, or for under staffed days. From my other child-related experiences with the YMCA, I execute very similar duties regarding all three positions. Cleaning, caring, preparing meals when delivered from Kitchen, changing diapers (new for me!), helping kids nap, make projects, and explore their personality and support childhood development. Thank you for your time. =)
To be trained in becoming a well-rounded sailor who knows basic seamanship nomenclature, ship-board missionary tasks, USN policies and regulations by memory and/or where to find it's reference, and a slew of other information I may not disclose. After the Navy instilled discipline and order into my life I was sent to my "A" school where I learned my job I signed up for. (HM) Stands for Hospital Corpsman and I went through a 7 week EMT, 7 week Nursing, 1 week HM fundamentals course pipeline and learned what it meant to uphold our most sacred privilege of caring for the sick and injured in the Navy. Both of these experiences has improved my life for the greater and I cherish the moments when someone comes to me for help.
From this hands on experience I know how to to multiple procedures for pt's that are out of my scope as an MA.
As A Marine Biology (MB) / Campy Arts (CA) specialty camp counselor i was responsible for and to;
-Teach, guide, lead children from ages 8-17 years old in a art/MB way.
-Help Facilitate field trips from camp Orkila to the Whale Museum at Friday Harbor (San Juan Island)
-Help Facilitate the overnight sleepover on Satelite Island (learned about Marine creatures and played Mississippi 2: Revenge of the Delta *Awesome game!*
-Participate in the rag ceremony (goal setting and pursuit of accomplishing said goals)
Some of the wonderful crafts that we worked on during the CA aspect of my job included; Letter writing, envelope making, painting (face and hands), clay molding and pot making (ceramics), friendship bracelet weaving (wrist, neck, ankle, belt! headband!?) and to decorate our memorial which was six foot picnic table. *Unfortunately it rained the next day and all the hard work was washed away.*
For MB, we conducted sessions for beach walks to discover marine life both local and foreign (at camp!) Also played games and interactive pop quizzes to help kids absorb material.
Lastly, we were still part of traditional camp so we partook in;
-Dork Dances, Zipline, Skits (acting on stage), Bmx, Horseback riding, other high rope and low rope elements (climbing tower, cable line balance, etc.) Thank you
As a group leader, my primary responsibilities were to supervise children, facilitate activities, and lead by example. After having a few experiences already with the YMCA, I was no stranger to the policies and code of conduct this job requires. Aside from the responsibilities and job expectations that I needed to full fill on a day to day basis, I just wanted to take a second to mention how much this experience affected me. Up until this point, I never really knew what a "non summer job" was like. During the summer time, people are typically happier and more adventurous to go outside and do fun things. Well, this experience sure changed my perspective on childhood development during the other months. Having this said, I was challenged and presented with problems in children I never even seen before and I feel 100% confident that if another school needed me for my childhood development skills/experiences, I would be a great candidate for success.
While at Black Lake Elementary I specialized in both indoor/outdoor physical activities with all of the Y-Care (our program) students. 7-9AM and 2:20-6PM were are blocks of time that my Unit director and I would facilitate activities or home work study, snack, etc.. M-F. The ratio was 15:1 (meaning 15 children to 1 group leader/Unit director) for supervision. On average we usually had around 22-27 kids per day and with that came persistence, patience, diligence, reasoning, reliability, multitasking, IMPROV, and courage. A typical day for me would be to show up 15-20 minutes early (6:40-6:45AM) in the gym, set up the tables for breakfast, the board games, puzzles, jump ropes, basketballs, etc.. Then individually initialed next to each child's name as their parents came and signed them in (we also checked ID) and drop them off. Then facilitate mostly "camp games I learned through Camp Orkila" since my knowledge of these games were quite extensive. We would play games or finish any homework before school started. After clean up and putting away the supplies and table, I would do it all again in the afternoon. The only difference was that when parent's came to pick up children they had to sign the next box over and I had to initial this again. Aside from leaving out some behavioral issues and name calling that went on from time to time with kids, most everyone was sad to see me go. I had been there a total of <6 months="" or="" so="" and="" felt="" pretty="" permanent="" by="" the="" end.="" i="" voluntarily="" left="" due="" to="" going="" to="" camp="" orkila="" again="" in="" jun="" 2011="" time="" frame.="" my="" last="" note="" on="" this="" was="" that="" my="" unit="" director="" and="" i="" constituted="" to="" the="" positive="" aspects="" of="" child="" hood="" development="" for="" roughly="" 22-27="" kids.="">6>
*Also would like to add that I did extra work from 10AM-2PM every day with SPSCC (South Puget Sound Community College), working with little ones from infant to 4 years of age. Similar to Blake Lake with snack time and free play, however no homework so instead we integrated our school activities with group crafts and learning material--large motor, fine motor, comprehension, creativity, memory, sensory, etc... Don't forget nap time!*
When I went to camp again this summer I was a Day Camp Counselor this time. Oh, how this experience was "the best difference" at the time that I have ever come to know. Meaning, I had a lot of the same responsibilities as a counselor, however, the kids that I was in charge of were always boy and girl, ages from 5-10 or so, and they were at camp only during the day. From 9am-5pm. The summer before, I worked 90hrs/wk because you were their counselor and you had to be there in case anything happened, from 7am-10pm at night. This would continue for 6days a week, with one break day a week so that you could recharge, essentially. Since my kids this time were mostly inhabitants of Orcas island (San Juan Is.), or they were vacationing with family here and parents decided to drop them off like a day care but at camp, they tried very hard to bend or break rules. But hey, their kids, let them explore. I would just like to add that another part of the criteria for working this job isn't really something you learn at a university or accredited college. The directors either see something, hear something, or find something in you that you might have or might not have known and put trust into to doing and making a difference in the campers on your own. Sometimes with a co-counselor to help you or other people that you want to talk to when the going gets tough. I will leave you on this note that I find eerily accurate; "See it and forget, Do it and remember, Teach it and learn...
*I left this experience unchanged from how I wrote this in Sep 2010.*
I hope you can see the progression and maturing in my writing
I was in charge of leading, guiding, teaching, and supporting a group of boys (some weeks boys and girls) from the ages of 8 to 13-14 in outdoorsy-based environment. We did everything from rope elements, fun-yaking, to bmx and horseback riding. Performing skits/acts and dances were also included in this role. These kids "campers" would come to enjoy an average of seven days at this magical place called camp Orkila. In the end, it was the staff who made this place wonderful for these campers and I truly believe that everytime I go to this place, camp does a tremendous job at finding the right counselors. I don't particularily like to show-off or flaunt myself as an over-confident person, but I will say that I have held myself accountable and responsible to everything I do. I do my best, the best I know how, and will do it because it is the right thing in my mind to do. If you see a kid, person, anyone fall down and they look at you with panic/grief/ or helplessness, do you run away? I would never. It's unspoken and unimaginably painful to put anyone through that. Ever since I started to lead myself and others with positivity, life is better lived. I used to follow my friends and they always lead with negativity. I have seen, tried, and lived the path I have always wanted in life. Been doing so for 3+ years now. Camp changes you for the better because it teaches you to care and want things that help others/family/environment/animals/life. The biggest requirement I have come to realize that Camp directors are looking for with this job is to show that you care. Not just for a day, or for a summer. But that you can and this experience will help everything bloom and flourish so that you will lead a positive, inspiring life. That is something camp gave to me and if never having another job again for whatever reason, I could be happy for the rest of my days having been there (camp) just once. Anywho, I returned to camp in the summer of '10 and '11 as staff again. 3 times in total, each time incredibly diverse and uniquely different from another. Daniel Jarashow is not working at camp anymore, I believe, but please feel free to call that number. You might talk to Lindsey Denman or Katie Koressel(sp?). Thank you for your time. Appreciate it.
*I left this experience untarnished as well from the time a wrote this Sep '09, in hopes that you will also see some progression and maturity in how I describe my past employment opportunities.* -Thanks, P.S. A job would be nice
I have yet not attained my AA degree however just wanted to make a note that I am currently attending this school online and will be hopefully achieving this said degree goal by 08/2014.
I attended "A" at Fort Sam, Houston Tx. My class was 060B and we went through seven weeks of EMT training (book and lab study), followed by one week of HM fundamentals (familiarizing us with ship/shore/and battle field medical applications), then the last seven weeks of nursing. This was when we learned about placing IVs and Foley Catheters, etc...
I graduated from EHS in '09 with my HS diploma. I took several honor and advanced placement classes during my high school career and received college credit. It was during then that I first started to discover my knack for science and health. I was on the honor roll every year except last semester of senior year.
I didn't receive any degrees from this experience however i did complete a course or two at a time for three quarters. I would guess that I accumulated about 15-20 credits.
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